‘Crimson Peak’: An admirably crafted thriller (Our grade: A-)

This photo provided by Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures shows Mia Wasikowska as Edith Cushing in a scene from Legendary Pictures' "Crimson Peak," a gothic romance from director, Guillermo del Toro. (Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures via AP)

This photo provided by Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures shows Mia Wasikowska as Edith Cushing in a scene from Legendary Pictures’ “Crimson Peak,” a gothic romance from director, Guillermo del Toro. (Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures via AP)

Matt Shiverdecker – Special to the American-Statesman

Admirably crafting a wild, female-centric, hard-R thriller that manages to balance a love story alongside some seriously graphic and bloody violence, Del Toro has successfully managed to take the most desirable elements of his previous Spanish-language work like “The Devil’s Backbone” and “Pan’s Labyrinth” and expand on them with a bigger budget and a Hollywood cast.

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